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Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus
Common Name(s): Sweet pea,
Sweet peas are one of the joys of the winter garden, particularly in cooler or more temperate areas. Seed companies offer both climbing and bush (dwarf) varieties, as well as packets of single-colour flowers in a range of hues: dark purple, maroon, pink, rose, salmon, blue and white. Sweet peas make lovely scented cut flowers. These climbers and semi-climbers need something to grow on or against, so put a trellis in place or install criss-cross wires against a wall, to give them something to wind around.
Family: – Fabaceae
Botanical Pronunciation: LAY-thy-russ oh-dor-AY-tus
Semi Frost Hardy
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